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Dying Light Patch Released, Look Ma No Blur

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I have to hand it to Techland, they have been responsive to my many requests, and this new patch is proof of their work on Dying Light.

I have tested it myself and these are my findings.

Safe-zones can now be secured, and the intense/sickening blurring on movement is now fixed as well! I am starting to have faith in Techland, not a lot mind you due to the still awful performance of the game on OpenGL, but more faith than before.

The issue of nice levels when the game changes all processes also seems to be fixed, so that's nice to see too.

We hope AMD GPU users can join the fun soon too, but you will need to wait for a future patch, and we imagine this will come with the patch that improves OpenGL performance.

It seems they also fixed it launching on AMD Phenom processors (multiple reports of it now working when it didn't at all before), but didn't note it in the changelog.

Scrolling on the map also seems to work a lot better, still a tad slow, but nothing close to being as slow as it was. Ideally, map scrolling speed should be an option.

I'm not sure what Linux Mint users have reported it not working (see their notes), but as a Linux Mint user myself it runs fine for me. Anyone on Mint here not have it working?

You still need to adjust the configuration files on Linux to make it get a decent frame-rate.

Patch notes below:
Quote[Windows/Linux]

Fixed various co-op crash issues
Fixed various Be The Zombie crash issues
Hunter invasion during a GRE transmission sequence no longer possible
Fixed cut-scenes crash issue for Nvidia effects users
Minor performance tweaks for GTX970 users

KNOWN ISSUES WE ARE WORKING ON:

Performance issues of systems based on the AMD processor
Freezes when using Nvidia DoF
Unsatisfactory performance on multi-GPU systems
Limited ability to modify game files - future patch will allow modifications to game files, but will not allow users with modded game files to join/host public games (they will still be able to play with friends via invites)


[Linux]

Fixed a block with optional safe zones
Fixed a bug with spawning enemies
Fixed game process priority
Fixed mouse wheel sensitivity in map menu
Fixed too intense blur effect

KNOWN LINUX ISSUES WE ARE WORKING ON:

Game does not launch on some systems (i.e. Linux Mint)
Game does not work with Radeon cards
Some rendering/OpenGL performance issues


You can find Dying Light on Steam for Linux right now, if you dare to test it. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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n30p1r4t3 3 February 2015 at 9:42 pm UTC
Yay! No more Headaches!
Orkultus 3 February 2015 at 10:08 pm UTC
Now runs on my AMD Phenom 2 x6 1100T in Linux !! yay!... running decently ok on LOW settings with a Geforce GTX 550 Ti 2GB.
sub 3 February 2015 at 10:12 pm UTC
OrkultusNow runs on my AMD Phenom 2 x6 1100T in Linux !! yay!... running decently ok on LOW settings with a Geforce GTX 550 Ti 2GB.

Glad it's not available here yet.
I guess it would run SPF on my HD 7950 and Phenom II X4 940.
Von 3 February 2015 at 10:46 pm UTC
n30p1r4t3Yay! No more Headaches!
Yeah, good luck with that. The game still performs like arse and chromatic aberration is still as bad as before.
drmoth 3 February 2015 at 10:47 pm UTC
QuoteI am starting to have faith in Techland, not a lot mind you due to the still awful performance of the game on OpenGL, but more faith than before.

To be honest, there's no reason not to have faith in them. They've provided two rapid patches fixing the bulk of the problems. Performance enhancements will obviously take longer, as that's a much harder thing to fix, but they seem competent enough so let's wait and see.

I haven't bought this yet but I'm definitely on the cusp!
liamdawe 3 February 2015 at 10:52 pm UTC
drmoth
QuoteI am starting to have faith in Techland, not a lot mind you due to the still awful performance of the game on OpenGL, but more faith than before.

To be honest, there's no reason not to have faith in them. They've provided two rapid patches fixing the bulk of the problems. Performance enhancements will obviously take longer, as that's a much harder thing to fix, but they seem competent enough so let's wait and see.

I haven't bought this yet but I'm definitely on the cusp!

Considering how bad the release was, and honestly, how can all of those issues have been missed by QA? I will remain sceptical.
EKRboi 3 February 2015 at 11:31 pm UTC
liamdaweConsidering how bad the release was, and honestly, how can all of those issues have been missed by QA? I will remain sceptical.

They weren't "missed"... they were known and instead of delaying the release they decided to let it go because they CAN patch later. It is a bad byproduct of "automatic" digital distribution. The days of a game HAVING to be perfect on launch are gone. "Back in the day" they couldn't get patches out to people except by mail, or other slow (14.4k...) means when the internet began to become "common" so it wasn't practical.

EDIT* not to mention is wasn't until 04-05 when game consoles also started coming with the ability to "easily" patch games post launch.
liberodark 3 February 2015 at 11:34 pm UTC
Now run on my SteamOS !
drmoth 4 February 2015 at 12:04 am UTC
EKRboi
liamdaweConsidering how bad the release was, and honestly, how can all of those issues have been missed by QA? I will remain sceptical.

They weren't "missed"... they were known and instead of delaying the release they decided to let it go because they CAN patch later. It is a bad byproduct of "automatic" digital distribution. The days of a game HAVING to be perfect on launch are gone. "Back in the day" they couldn't get patches out to people except by mail, or other slow (14.4k...) means when the internet began to become "common" so it wasn't practical.

Yeah I feel the same way. I think it's sad, but that's the reality. The other thing which people seem to forget these days is that games are becoming much, much more complicated than they ever have before...and therefore the potential for more bugs is greater. The answer to the complexity is not always throwing more developers at the problems either, sometimes that can make it worse! I think it's unfair to compare a slightly buggy Dying Light which is pushing the limits of next gen graphics and animation, with, for example, a 2D sprite based game that is completely bug free on launch.
scaine 6 years 4 February 2015 at 12:16 am UTC
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For those of you complaining about the framerate, have you tried a SteamOS session yet? I've mentioned it a few times in these threads, but no-one has corroborated the big jump in framerate I see when I install the SteamOS session in Ubuntu.
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